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Petcube Play review
Posted on 13-May-2017 16:53Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

Here's an idea: get a WiFi camera, add something we all know pets love to play with (laser!), overlay a social network for pets and a sleek design. You get Petcube Play. Comments (Comments)

New EV chargers to be installed in Spark phone boxes around Wellington
Posted on 18-Apr-2017 10:31Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Spark and the Wellington City Council have today announced an exciting new partnership extending the "Spark Plugs" initiative, adding Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers to Spark phone boxes in a number of locations around the city. Comments (Comments)

datAshur Pro review
Posted on 4-Apr-2017 15:29Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

As far as data security goes, most USB flash drives are rated pretty-low. You see, security can only be strong when it's easy to use and people won't go through lots of procedures to get a half-good experience - even when data security is at risk. This is not the case with the datAshur Pro. Comments (Comments)

Fitbit introduces Alta HR
Posted on 8-Mar-2017 19:31Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Fitbit announces Sleep Stages, powered by PurePulse heart rate technology, to analyse light, deep and REM sleep, and Sleep Insights to provide guidance to help improve your sleep; developed with a panel of leading sleep experts from Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University and the University of Arizona. Comments (Comments)

New drone technology by Jaguar Land Rover to help Red Cross save lives
Posted on 8-Mar-2017 19:26Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) has designed and engineered a bespoke version of the new Land Rover Discovery for use by the Austrian Red Cross. Comments (Comments)

Volvo XC60 to have new technology to prevent head-on collisions
Posted on 2-Mar-2017 18:54Tags News, Consumer Electronics

New semi-autonomous vehicle technology to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show next week will prevent head-on collisions by automatically steering vehicles out of the path of ongoing coming cars if they are travelling in the wrong lane. Comments (Comments)

OPPO unveils 5x dual-camera zoom for smartphones
Posted on 2-Mar-2017 18:44Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The technology offers 5x lossless zoom capability on a smartphone, a breakthrough innovation that sets the bar higher when compared to the 2x zoom functions available in the market today. Comments (Comments)

New Bluetooth speaker, Decibel to be user-upgradeable, customisable
Posted on 2-Mar-2017 18:00Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Module has planned Decibel’s lifecycle to far exceed other devices in its category. It is modular, user-upgradeable, customisable, repairable, and recyclable design is a departure from the way traditional consumer technology is manufactured. Comments (Comments)

D-Link launches first Apple HomeKit-enabled camera Omna 180 Cam HD
Posted on 27-Feb-2017 09:31Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The Omna 180 Cam HD provides an easy way for users to monitor their home for extra peace of mind. Omna's HomeKit integration allows users to be "always home" and includes advanced security features with end-to-end encryption and authentication between the camera and an iPhone or iPad. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand company kickstart valve amplifier project
Posted on 20-Feb-2017 15:00Tags News, Consumer Electronics

IMS Electronics, a New Zealand based manufacturer of audio products has just announced their 'Desktop Valve Amplifier', a compact hybrid valve amplifier with head turning good looks. Comments (Comments)

Ring launches connected floodlight cam
Posted on 5-Jan-2017 11:48Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Ring has announced the Ring Floodlight Cam, an outdoor home security system that transforms the ordinary floodlight into a one-of-a-kind home security device by adding Ring's proactive vision technology and smart home ecosystem to the standard floodlight. Comments (Comments)

Huawei Mate 9 review
Posted on 15-Dec-2016 07:14Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics

For the last three weeks I have been using the Huawei Mate 9 full time. The verdict is easy: a great smartphone. Comments (Comments)

Samsung Smart Fridge lands in New Zealand
Posted on 9-Dec-2016 10:30Tags News, Consumer Electronics

New Family Hub refrigerator features a built in WiFi enabled touchscreen that lets you manage groceries and connect with your family. Comments (Comments)

First self-drive vehicle demonstration on NZ roads begins
Posted on 17-Nov-2016 11:39Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The New Zealand Traffic Institute (Trafinz), Volvo, New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and the Ministry of Transport have come together to show how a self-driving vehicle will handle New Zealand's road conditions, safely and efficiently. Comments (Comments)

Constant Vigil Lite UPS for UFB
Posted on 30-Oct-2016 17:03Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics

Constant Vigil is about to release a new UPS that can neatly integrate into your UFB setup. Comments (Comments)

Ring Video Doorbell review
Posted on 26-Oct-2016 15:08Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics

House automation was just taken to next level in New Zealand with the launch of Ring doorbell, an Internet-connected doorbell with some nifty features. Comments (Comments)

HP New Zealand introduces OMEN series of gaming performance PCs
Posted on 26-Oct-2016 13:00Tags News, Consumer Electronics

HP New Zealand has launched a new suite of gaming products designed specifically for those who demand the ultimate, immersive gaming experience. Comments (Comments)

ASB cashless moneybox ready to ship
Posted on 26-Oct-2016 08:14Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The first ASB Clever Kash cashless moneyboxes are being released to a large waiting list of families across New Zealand from today. Comments (Comments)

New WiFi enabled doorbell to be available in retail
Posted on 19-Oct-2016 08:00Tags News, Consumer Electronics

New Zealanders are about to experience a new level of safety and a sense of community with the launch of the latest technology in home security - the Ring Video Doorbell. Comments (Comments)

Bluetooth audio safety messages to South Island rental car drivers wins national award
Posted on 17-Oct-2016 19:57Tags News, Consumer Electronics

A collaboration of GO Rentals, Ministry of Transport, New Zealand Transport Authority, HMI Technologies and Resolve has taken out the Charted Institute of Transport and Logistics Safety, Security & Environmental Innovation 2016 Award. Comments (Comments)

TVNZ DUKE and OnDemand have teamed up to bring extensive coverage of eLeague
Posted on 7-Oct-2016 23:28Tags News, Consumer Electronics

eLeague is a Professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league featuring 24 teams from across the world to compete in two 10-week league seasons annually, which includes a regular season, playoffs, and a championship tournament for $1,100,000 USD in prize money. Comments (Comments)

Leica Camera and Huawei Establish New R&D Center
Posted on 25-Sep-2016 11:47Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The "Max Berek Innovation Lab" will conduct R&D in the fields of new optical systems, computational imaging, virtual reality and augmented reality. Comments (Comments)

Parrot announces Parrot Disco
Posted on 25-Sep-2016 11:38Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Parrot has announced the launch of the Parrot Disco, an easy-to-fly fixed-wing drone that provides a fully immersive flight experience. Comments (Comments)

New ways to pay: Bots, tattoos and augmented reality
Posted on 25-Sep-2016 11:30Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Australian and New Zealand developers using Visa APIs to help create new payment solutions. Comments (Comments)

Canon rewards environmental champions
Posted on 25-Sep-2016 11:25Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Canon New Zealand has announce winners of their Canon Environmental Grants Program, revealing three inspiring projects set to receive grants-in-kind to help achieve their sustainability goals. Comments (Comments)


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